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SD86 02-01-2016 09:03 PM

So what is Grip line like? And would an Opto or grip line be better for long approaches or even drives? TIA for any and all responses.

Kodachrome 02-02-2016 12:48 AM

Opto is best for drives. Gripline isn't exactly a premium plastic. It's good though. You could drive/long approach with opto and use grip for everything else.

SD86 02-02-2016 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Kodachrome (Post 2937500)
Opto is best for drives. Gripline isn't exactly a premium plastic. It's good though. You could drive/long approach with opto and use grip for everything else.

Thanks. I have a Zero hard Pure, which works well for putting. I'll seek out an opto to go with it....

BradC 02-02-2016 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by SD86 (Post 2937415)
So what is Grip line like? And would an Opto or grip line be better for long approaches or even drives? TIA for any and all responses.

I putt with Zero Hards and use both Opto and Zero soft for other putter duties.

Soft sits better on a fast green and can kick less off of stuff.

Opto is a bit beefier and beats in slower.

The non-optos beat in quickly, and for me, allow a lower power touch shot that's straighter than the opto.

khmer 02-02-2016 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by SD86 (Post 2937415)
So what is Grip line like? And would an Opto or grip line be better for long approaches or even drives? TIA for any and all responses.

I've thrown the Pure since I started playing, 6 yrs ago. In my personal opinion, grip line plastic seems a notch below premium plastic w/great grip & feel. I have hit many trees with them and they hold up extremely well; in fact, I still have a 10 of them that I use for practice and cycle in & out of my bag.

Stability wise, they're more neutral than the opto plastic & less fade...at least now compared to 6 years when they were new.

And when it comes to an approaches or drives, it really depends on the shot. If it's a touch shot or finesse shot, I'll normally resort to the grip line pures, and a few times with the original zero line pures. Otherwise, I by default I use my goldline pures and the vip harp for driving and approaches. Goldline pures I can rip on them and not worry; they're very predictable. I love driving with them!

Needless to say I carry the original zero line, grip line, & goldline plastics in my bag. Can't leave home without them! :thmbup:

bhadella 02-02-2016 09:40 AM

My Zero Mediums are way more durable than they are given credit for. I've slowly taken the Opto and GLs out of the bag for them. Not saying I won't put them back in one day but the improved grip and glide of the Zero Mediums make them tough to beat.

Snaques 02-02-2016 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Kodachrome (Post 2937500)
Opto is best for drives. Gripline isn't exactly a premium plastic. It's good though. You could drive/long approach with opto and use grip for everything else.

I'm curious why Grip line isn't considered Premium. Is it because of the price or durability?

I've got few, but haven't had a chance to throw them yet. In the hand the plastic feels really similar to GStar.

Aim For The Chains 02-02-2016 03:57 PM

Its like driver pro. Gloss wears off quick and doesnt retain shape as well as premium plastic. Grip line will last for lots of drives though.

DG_Before_Breakfast 02-02-2016 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by BradC (Post 2937552)
I putt with Zero Hards and use both Opto and Zero soft for other putter duties.

Soft sits better on a fast green and can kick less off of stuff.

Opto is a bit beefier and beats in slower.

The non-optos beat in quickly, and for me, allow a lower power touch shot that's straighter than the opto.

Me too, putt with Hard or Medium. Approach with Soft for less roll away potential. Drive with Opto on occasion, typically when I want the drive to be dead straight or turn over a bit, otherwise I often use my Buzzz.

Agricolae 02-03-2016 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by MikeM (Post 2935828)
Anyone notice a difference in color stability with the Opto's? I had a blue Pure that I could trust to drive without turning it over and I could trust it to have a nice fade on up shots. I've own two pinks since, and they seemed much more understable.

I have a decent collection of Opto Pures. I'd rank the relative stability of mine as:

Opaque Neon Yellow-Green >> Opaque White/Pink > Clear Orange/Blue/Red > Clear Yellow

I suspect that non-Opto Pure throwers might not notice a difference. I like the opaque neon yellow-green ones for dead-straight flat shots out to ~250; can't really say they fade but they will do a slight left curl on hitting the ground.


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